The Florida Times Union

Articles from February 3, 2013

3 Cellphones? Now That's Really Needy
Byline: Terry Dickson BRUNSWICK | Here are a few things that came across my desk, computer or phone. Too much communication? A court official told me last week of a victim in a criminal case who could have been needed on short notice. The...
49ers Provide Ideal Blueprint for Jaguars
Byline: Gene Frenette When a franchise hits rock bottom like the Jaguars did in 2012, the idea of hoisting a Vince Lombardi trophy can seem as far-fetched as, say, a 16-year-old Pakistan immigrant becoming an NFL owner. But if the Jaguars need...
5 TO WATCH; High School Softball
Byline: Francine Frazier TEAMS Bartram Trail: The return of Georgia Tech commitment Kelsey Chisholm (.411 BA, 5 HR) and fellow junior Savannah McCormack (FSU commitment) and the addition of freshmen Leslie Farris and pitcher Fayth Davis could...
'All Is Well,' Indeed; Troy Sneed of Fleming Island Has Made It to the Billboard Gospel Charts
Byline: David Crumpler "All is Well" is the title of gospel singer and record producer Troy Sneed's latest CD, and it also works as a summary of his life these days. His 2012 album produced two hit singles on the Billboard gospel charts - "All...
Apaches Knock off Providence; Charged Atmosphere as Top Basketball Programs Renew Strong Rivalry
Byline: Justin Barney It took state legislation to put the Arlington Country Day and Providence boys basketball rivalry back together again. After a nearly four-year wait, it was worth it. The Apaches grabbed a lead in the first half and didn't...
Area Notebook; McCumber, Suri on Hogan Award Watch List
Byline: Garry Smits Tyler McCumber of the University of Florida and Julian Suri of Duke went head-to-head frequently as high school golfers on the First Coast. The two college seniors are now among the 27 players who have been named to the first...
Balanced Gators Too Much for Rebs; Ole Miss' Henderson Good, but Florida Still Wins Its 10th in a Row
Byline: Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE | Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson proved he's as good a sharpshooter as anyone in the Southeastern Conference. However, Florida proved it will take more than that to stop its superiority over the SEC this season....
Big Risks, Big Reward; Harbaughs' Bold Changes Late in the Season Will Yield One a Championship
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran NEW ORLEANS | Bill Parcells ordered a fake punt in his own territory the New York Giants converted and led to a rout over Denver. Bill Cowher dipped into his bag of tricks to let college quarterback-turned-NFL receiver...
Body Found on Northside after Shots Are Reported; Police Have Not Identified Victim and Have Little Information
Jacksonville police found a body near a Northside apartment complex before dawn Saturday after someone there called to report gunfire. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded about 4:30 a.m. to River Oaks Apartments, 11291 Harts Road, Sgt. Michael...
Bookmarks
Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport ST. JOHNS READS Alex Grecian's crime novel "The Yard," a historical thriller based on the early days of Scotland Yard, is the St. Johns Reads selection for 2013. Library events this week: - Southeast branch...
Bowling
Byline: Jack Lowman HONOR SCORES Men: Daryl Russell 300 (780), Greg Evans 300 (768), Kevin Basarab 289, Rudy Diana 288, Robert Smith II 288, Efren Dobleo 279 (743), Larry Anderson 279 (732), John Caponis 279, D.J. Bethune (797), Josh Johnson...
Brazil Upsets Bryan Brothers in 5-Set Match; Top-Ranked Tandem's Davis Cup Loss Means Singles Decides Who Advances
Byline: Jeff Elliott There will be meaningful Davis Cup tennis Sunday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. That was assured when the Brazilian doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares stunned the world's top-ranked team of Mike and Bob...
Can-Do Attitude Needed to Restore Mayport
Byline: Ron Littlepage No more studies. No more visioning. No more charettes. The time is now for action to restore Mayport to, as City Councilman Bill Gulliford described it, "the great gem it could become." That was the loud-and-clear message...
CEOs Step Up Role for Social Good
Byline: Frank Denton As I maneuvered my grocery cart to the check-out Wednesday evening, Patrick the bagger jumped up to help. May I help you unload your cart? he asked eagerly. Is plastic OK? Did you find everything you need? May I carry your...
Chance for Boldin to Write Different Ending
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran NEW ORLEANS | Four years ago, Anquan Boldin saw his Super Bowl-winning dream end when Pittsburgh scored the go-ahead touchdown with 35 seconds remaining to defeat Arizona. One trade, 67 regular season/playoff games, 302...
College Football Commitments
(National signing day is Wednesday) FLORIDA POS.***PLAYER******HT.***WT.***SCHOOL LB***Alex Anzalone***6-3***230***Wyomissing (Pa.)* WR***Alvin Bailey******5-11***175***Armwood DT***Caleb Brantley***6-3***305***Crescent City OL***Trenton...
Concert Features Symphony Clarinetist
Byline: Charlie Patton `Peter Wright, principal clarinetist for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, will perform "The Clarinet and Its Music," a fundraising concert for Friday Musicale, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Accompanying Wright will be baritone...
Concourse Purchased for $31.7M
Byline: Roger Bull Rosemont Realty of Santa Fe, N.M., has purchased the Concourse office complex on Belfort Road for $31.7 million. The complex has 288,147 square feet of office space in the three four-story buildings along Interstate 95. The...
Country Church Is Throwback; It's Down a Long Dirt Road in Jennings State Forest, Powered by Faith
Byline: Matt Soergel Every Sunday, unless worship is canceled on account of mud, one of the faithful at Nolan Ridge pulls a string on the rusty bell hanging under the eaves of the old church, announcing that the preaching and singing inside is about...
Davis Cup Notebook; Fish Is Working on Getting Better
Byline: Jeff Elliott Mardy Fish served as a practice partner for members of the U.S. Davis Cup team this week, hitting with singles players John Isner and Sam Querrey on the courts at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Fish has not played in a competitive...
Downtown's Aspirations Must Be Bold
All Jacksonville residents should be heartened by Mayor Alvin Brown's plans to pump $9 million into revitalizing downtown, which is showing early signs of revival after struggling for years. Downtown is often described derisively as a challenge....
Ex-Jaguar Finds Right Fit; Considine Has Settled into Role as Mainstay on Ravens' Special Teams
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran NEW ORLEANS | Each morning since Sean Considine joined the Baltimore Ravens, special teams coordinator Jerry Rosman has asked him the same question and it has nothing to do with football. "How did it go last night?" ...
FACT CHECK; Misinformation over the Sandy Hook Massacre Persists
Byline: Carole Fader Times-Union readers want to know: An email states that Adam Lanza, the shooter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, didn't actually use an assault weapon. The email says that weapon was still in his car. Is that...
Good Spot for Civil War Study; Official Would like to Use Radar to Find Artifacts at Blackshear POW Site
Byline: Terry Dickson BLACKSHEAR | A historical marker sits shaded by trees on the shoulder of Georgia 203, where city outskirts fade to full country. The marker is the only indication that 5,000 Union prisoners of war and their 700 Confederate...
High School Boys Soccer Roundup; Ponte Vedra Rolls into Regional Final
In the fourth match between the teams this year, Ponte Vedra defeated district rival Creekside 4-0 on Saturday to advance to the Region 1-3A championship. The Sharks (21-3-4) rushed out to a 2-0 lead at halftime of the regional semifinal after Michael...
Jacksonville Journal
SUNS, DUVAL SCHOOLS SPONSOR ESSAY CONTEST The Jacksonville Suns and Duval County Public Schools want to hear from fourth-, eighth- and 10th-grade students about their favorite heroes in a new essay contest. Students are encouraged to write a...
Just What Do You Mean by 'Redneck'?
Byline: Mark Woods She called her husband a redneck, which in these parts could be a compliment, a criticism or a simple statement of fact. If you live in North Florida ... you might be a redneck. And if you're not, you're definitely surrounded...
Linking Surplus Food with Hungry; Program to Glean Citrus Part of Help to Second Harvest
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey David Ard is only 10, but he knows what's right. As he and his family picked fruit from a stranger's backyard tree off San Pablo Road in Jacksonville, he explained why they were up at 8 a.m. on a Saturday to take part...
News Quiz
1. A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators unveiled an immigration reform plan on Monday, beating President Barack Obama to the punch on one of his initiatives. Where did Obama unveil his immigration plan? A. Arizona B. Texas C. Nevada ...
Ospreys Turn Tables in Win; UNF Rallies from 19-Point Deficit on Way to Victory over Hatters
Byline: Clayton Freeman On the wrong side of a one-sided score 12 minutes into Saturday night's basketball game against Stetson, UNF coach Matthew Driscoll could hardly believe his eyes. "I looked up, and I sat down and said, aeDo you realize...
Rainbows Turn to Rain on New Business Dreams; Starting a Business Is Harder Work Than Most Entrepreneurs Say They Expected
Byline: Drew Dixon Barely two years into his newfound business Fighter Energy drink, Brian Smith said he now knows he had unrealistic expectations when he started. Smith said he had no clue of the ceaseless work it would take to build awareness....
Scoreboard; High Schools
BOYS SOCCER REGIONAL SEMIFINALS 1-5A GAINESVILLE BUCHHOLZ 1, MANDARIN 0 Half: Gainesville Buchholz 1-0. Records: Gainesville Buchholz 17-1-4, Mandarin 17-4-2 1-4A OCALA FOREST 1, FLEMING ISLAND 0 Goals: Kay. Half: Ocala Forest...
Scott Faces Skepticism about His Budget
Byline: Matt Dixon TALLAHASSEE | Gov. Rick Scott this week unveiled his proposed 2013 budget. It's a document that hardly resembles his first two spending plans. The $74.2 billion proposal includes $418 million for teacher pay raises, $315 million...
Sound off; Don't Be Glib about Fibs; Liars Can't Be Trusted
It seems as if lying has become an epidemic. Athletes, politicians, celebrities have told lies that have vastly affected their careers. We asked members of The Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com's Email Interactive Group how they learned about lying...
Symposium Has Thoughts on Urban Education; Fifth Annual Event Tries to Push Greater Emphasis on Schools, Role Models
Byline: Drew Dixon Role models and the prospect of gender-specific schools geared toward reclaiming African American youth in Jacksonville dominated much of the discussion at the fifth annual Urban Education Symposium Saturday. "We've got to...
Teachable Moments; Hands-On Philosophy Works for This Aerospace Teacher 'She Takes the Time to Connect with Us,' Student Says of Susan Archer
Byline: Melody Hopkins The classroom is bustling while students are tangling with challenging hands-on activities in Susan Archer's aerospace class. Creating a wind tunnel and a frictionless air rail, students are excited to be learning hands-on...
The Matchups: Who Has the Edge?
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran A unit-by-unit look at how the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens stack up in Sunday's Super Bowl inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. QUARTERBACKS Edge: 49ers Joe Flacco has the experience edge over Colin Kaepernick,...
There's a Trick to Cold-Weather Catches; Winter Fish Have a Slowed Metabolic Rate, So Be Patient after Casting Lure
Byline: Bob McNally The boat run that morning was like riding a snowmobile on frozen ground. A 40-degree temperature and a Pathfinder racing at 50 mph does that, making Florida feel like Minnesota to a pair of Florida anglers. Jacksonville's...
The Super-Rich as Villains; U.S. Income Inequality Is Today's Hot Political Issue: Where Will It Lead?
Byline: Michael Hoffmann PLUTOCRATS The Rise Of The New Global Super-Rich And The Fall Of Everyone Else Author: Chrystia Freeland Data: The Penguin Press, 336 pages, $27.95 "A stranger to human nature, who saw the indifference of men about...
Tough Loss for Dolphins; Flagrant Foul Costs JU, Which Falls out of First-Place Tie in A-Sun
Byline: Jim Nasella Jacksonville University lost its leading scorer 12 minutes into the contest, then lost Saturday's game to Florida Gulf Coast 81-78 at Swisher Gym. Junior guard Keith McDougald, who had 11 points in the first 10 minutes, was...
Verdi's 'Otello' Is Master's Masterpiece
Byline: Fabio Mechetti Not many composers in the history of music can claim fame and fortune during their lifetime. Usually they live a difficult, sometimes meager existence, dominated by constant struggles for recognition and survival. But there...
Wallace's Costly Perks All to June; FSCJ Trustees Surprised to Learn of Gadgets, SUV and $1 Million Parachute
Byline: Kate Howard Perry & Adam Kealoha Causey As Steve Wallace was preparing to step down from the presidency at Florida State College at Jacksonville amid a state investigation into his spending, he upgraded his mobile devices and arranged...